Constitutional Conversations

Series: Constitutional Conversations

"Constitutional Conversations," the award-winning nine-month long examination of our nation’s founding document, returns for its fourth season with a special combined session for all ages:  Celebrating Constitution Day: The Importance of Civic Participation.

Speakers for the program, "Celebrating Constitution Day: The Importance of Civic Participation," include:

  • George Allen, former U.S Representative, Senator and Virginia's 67th Governor
  • Clyde Haulman, Mayor of Williamsburg and Professor Emeritus of Economics at William & Mary
  • C. Lawrence Evans, Newton Family Professor of Government at William & Mary

Panelists will discuss the importance of civic participation at the state and community levels in promoting a robust Constitutional democracy. Each panelist will give a brief reflection on the promotion of civic engagement, including insight as to why civic participation has declined over the past few decades, and share recommendations for boosting participation. Following the individual comments, the Constitutional Conversations staff will lead a question and answer period related to the topic with the participating speakers.

Constitutional Conversations is presented by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at the William and Mary Law School, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and Williamsburg Regional Library.  The Virginia Public Library Directors Association awarded it the Best Cooperative Program with Other Libraries or Agencies for 2010.  

Advance registration for this free program is not required.  

Read an article about how Constitutional Conversations came about.


Room: Theatre